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ResponsibleAg Seeks Executive Director to Lead Fertilizer Stewardship Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 9, 2015) – ResponsibleAg, an independent nonprofit stewardship initiative that helps retail agribusinesses comply with federal fertilizer handling and storage rules, is seeking an executive director.  

The executive director will act as the senior manager for this groundbreaking initiative. Since its formation in 2014, Congressional leaders and regulators have lauded ResponsibleAg, and its auditor training curriculum has been recognized by the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications. The executive director will report to the nine‐member Board of Directors, comprised of five representatives of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and four representatives of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). 

ResponsibleAg was formed by the fertilizer industry to promote public welfare by assisting agribusinesses in complying with federal environmental, health, safety and security rules regarding the safe handling and storage of fertilizer products. The executive director will provide professional leadership for the organization and manage its day‐to‐day affairs, and will assist with the recruitment and retention of an estimated 9,000 agricultural retailers, and help enlist program support from fertilizer manufacturers and distributors.  

The full‐time position will require extensive travel throughout the United States. Letters of interest and resumes are due May 31. A subcommittee of the board will screen applicants and conduct in‐person interviews with the finalists. 

The executive director will be responsible for: 

Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate:

Compensation will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the candidate. Resumes and letters of interest detailing relevant experience should be submitted as a PDF to For additional information on ResponsibleAg and the complete job description, please visit:

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